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Suspect Indicted Over Poker Room Beating

The charges against 26-year-old Bryan Adam Lisio are two Class A felony counts of armed robbery, one Class B felony count each of unarmed robbery, second-degree assault with bodily injury and second-degree assault (strangulation).

Prosecutors say that Lisio waited in the car park of the poker club as the 64-year-old victim got out of his car. Lisio, who was armed with a handgun, is alleged to have attacked the man, beating him over the head, strangling him until he blacked out and then taking $80 from his wallet.

According to police, Lisio was a former employee of The Poker Room who was familiar with the shift-change timing and positioning of security camera.

He was arrested in February and his bail has been set at $50,000. Lisio’s previous convictions include assault and battery in Massachusetts in 2010, for which he was on probation until later in 2013, as well as theft in 2005 and driving while intoxicated in 2008.

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Bradley Chalupski

Bradley Chalupski made his first deposit onto an online poker site in 2009 and has been paying rake and following the poker scene ever since. He received his J.D. from the Seton Hall University School of Law in 2010.